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Judge Mustafá Musharaf will oversee the trial of 33 suspects at Banhā Criminal Court today (June 1, 2013), who are charged with instigating sectarian incidents at Khusūs. The suspects are accused of the illegal use and possession of weapons, the endangerment of public safety, the agitation of...
Residents of al-Khusūs have confirmed that the majority of the Muslims arrested have no connection to the event and were arrested unjustly after security forces stormed their homes and threatened the families with weapons. Maj. Gen. Mahmūd Yusrī, Director of al-Qalyubia Security Department, denied...
Ahmad ‘Isá, Director of al-Khusūs Prosecution, ordered that the prime suspect in the violence of al-Khusūs, Najīb Samīr Iskandar, remand under custody for four days pending investigation into the murder of a Muslim man, Muhammad Mahmūd, which ‘allegedly’ led to the eruption of violence between...
Before the service, hundreds of Christians were protesting in the street, chanting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems as though unknown assailants attacked the protestors, firing birdshot and throwing Molotov cocktails at the mourners and the cathedral grounds. Some protestors...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II praised the Armed Forces for not having been tainted by extremist thoughts or acts of rebellion. The Pope considers the armed forces to play the main role in protecting the nation from any outside interference. During a dialogue issued by the security forces on...
Al-Dustūr printed an interview given to Al-Hayat radio by Pope Tawadros in the run-up to Easter and following the attack on the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo earlier this month.  He spoke about the attack on the Cathedral, the response of the President and the interior ministry and the impact of this...
Sohag Investigation Department revealed that a high school student is behind the mysterious murder of a mother and her three children at their home in the village of Kushh in Dār al-Salām. Additionally, investigations reported that the sister of the victims helped the defendant. The girl had agreed...
Banī Swayf security forces strengthen their presence in the city of al-Wāsṭā, south of Banī Swayf, in front of Coptic sites following the announcement of a march to be held after Friday prayer today (Apr. 26), using forty formations fearing the re-eruption of clashes seen in Khusūs. The march comes...
Pope Tawadros met with the Minister of Culture, Dr. Muhammad Sābir 'Arab and the Minister of the Environment Dr. Khālid Fahmī just as the yesterday (Apr. 25) he received the Minister of Information, Salāh 'Abd al-Maqsūd, and the Minister of Tourism and President of the Radio and Television Union,...
The Minister of Interior, Muḥammad Ibrāhīm, said that the Cathedral incident aimed to drive a wedge between the Church and the police. Ibrāhīm, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and the UAE ambassador to Egypt, offered their condolences to Pope Tawāḍrūs on Wednesday night (...

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